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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.57
AOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. AOL: 0.57 )
AOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.57

Equity to Asset 0.75
AOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AOL: 0.75 )
AOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.75

0.66
0.83
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.74
M-Score: -2.45
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.85
AOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. AOL: 6.85 )
AOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -40.66   Max: 35.78
Current: 6.85

-40.66
35.78
Net-margin (%) 3.11
AOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. AOL: 3.11 )
AOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.63   Max: 47.84
Current: 3.11

-36.63
47.84
ROE (%) 3.36
AOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. AOL: 3.36 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.89   Max: 48.64
Current: 3.36

-33.89
48.64
ROA (%) 2.60
AOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. AOL: 2.60 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.03   Max: 37.29
Current: 2.6

-26.03
37.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.96
AOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 68.61 vs. AOL: 30.96 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -294.99   Max: 61.83
Current: 30.96

-294.99
61.83
Revenue Growth (%) 7.70
AOL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AOL: 7.70 )
AOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.7
Current: 7.7

0
7.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AOL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 94,222 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,862,341 sh (+135738%)
RS Investment Management 5,645,686 sh (+33.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,700 sh (+13.61%)
Dodge & Cox 9,617,768 sh (+3.35%)
Jim Simons 63,700 sh (-71.88%)
Steven Cohen 84,501 sh (-87.66%)
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Q4 2013

AOL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 259,100 sh (+306.75%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,966,821 sh (+5.61%)
Dodge & Cox 9,590,836 sh (-0.28%)
RS Investment Management 4,755,513 sh (-15.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,569 sh (-18.75%)
Steven Cohen 18,429 sh (-78.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,031 sh (-92.54%)
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Q1 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,257,727 sh (+14.79%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 9,457,234 sh (-1.39%)
RS Investment Management 4,276,717 sh (-10.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,121 sh (-12.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,800 sh (-49.89%)
Steven Cohen 8,271 sh (-55.12%)
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Q2 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 41,039 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 12,676,355 sh (+34.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,500 sh (+25%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,291,975 sh (+1.52%)
Steven Cohen 509,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 3,353,400 sh (-21.59%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AOL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 34.04%0.12%$34.85 - $44.36 $ 4412%12676355
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$34.85 - $44.36 $ 4412%41039
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $34.85 - $44.36 $ 4412%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -92.54%0.1%$32.71 - $46.6 $ 448%7031
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 135738%0.19%$32.49 - $38.39 $ 4424%1862341
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.11%$32.49 - $38.39 $ 4424%94222
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.88%0.15%$33.93 - $41.42 $ 4418%1371
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$29.61 - $39.52 $ 4429%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$29.43 - $43.7 $ 4426%7277
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0018%$29.43 - $43.7 $ 4426%0
Dodge & Cox 2012-09-30 Reduce -27.75%0.15%$27.49 - $35.23 $ 4439%10144199
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Reduce -58.69%$27.49 - $35.23 $ 4439%7039
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 29.38%0.02%$18.42 - $28.26 $ 4472%1003056
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Reduce -34.56%$18.42 - $28.26 $ 4472%17039
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$14.93 - $19.3 $ 44283%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Reduce -25.69%$14.93 - $19.3 $ 44283%26039
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -20.99%0.04%$11.4 - $15.73 $ 44502%76187
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.14%$11.4 - $15.73 $ 44208%35039
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -33.23%0.13%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 44182%96432
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1082%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 44182%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Reduce -22.78%0.02%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 44182%775256
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -38.1%0.01%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 44182%58539
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 59.78%0.15%$18.71 - $20.94 $ 44122%144428
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Reduce -22.79%0.03%$18.71 - $20.94 $ 44122%980900
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Reduce -45.56%0.01%$18.71 - $20.94 $ 44122%94567
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 48.30
AOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 63.40 vs. AOL: 48.30 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 145.19
Current: 48.3

2.45
145.19
P/B 1.50
AOL's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. AOL: 1.50 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.5

0.54
1.76
P/S 1.50
AOL's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. AOL: 1.50 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.5

0.56
1.79
PFCF 13.30
AOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 13.30 )
AOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 16.38
Current: 13.3

3.19
16.38
EV-to-EBIT 20.58
AOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 47.32 vs. AOL: 20.58 )
AOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 35
Current: 20.58

0.9
35
Shiller P/E 30.70
AOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 30.70 )
AOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.68   Max: 35.26
Current: 30.7

25.68
35.26
Current Ratio 1.21
AOL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. AOL: 1.21 )
AOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.95
Current: 1.21

0.78
3.95
Quick Ratio 1.21
AOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. AOL: 1.21 )
AOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.95
Current: 1.21

0.78
3.95

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.41
AOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. AOL: 6.41 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 5.75
Current: 6.41

1.18
5.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.62
AOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 0.62 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.62

0.39
0.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
AOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AOL: 1.26 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.26

0.48
1.37
Price/Graham Number 3.67
AOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. AOL: 3.67 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.38
Current: 3.67

0.4
3.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
AOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AOL: 5.00 )
AOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 107.3
Current: 5

2.9
107.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.62
AOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. AOL: 6.62 )
AOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 10
Current: 6.62

6.5
10

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:6OL.Germany
AOL Inc. formerly known as Time Warner Inc. was incorporated in Delaware. On May 28, 2009, Time Warner announced plans for the complete legal and structural separation of AOL from Time Warner, following which AOL would be an independent, publicly-traded Company. It is a global web services Company with a suite of brands and offerings and a worldwide audience. Its business spans online content, products and services that it offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. The Company focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both its owned and operated properties and third-party websites. Its business operations are focused on the following: AOL Properties seeks to be a leading online publisher of relevant and engaging online content and provider of engaging consumer products and services, by utilizing scalable publishing platforms, social engagement platforms and content management systems. Advertising business generates advertising revenues from AOL Properties through the sale of display advertising and search and contextual advertising. It also generates advertising revenues through the sale of advertising on third-party websites, which it refers to as the "Third Party Network." The Company's mission is to provide an open and transparent advertising system that is easy-to-use and offers its publishers and advertisers unique and valuable insights. The Company seeks to grow the number of publishers and advertisers utilizing the Third Party Network. It markets its offerings to advertisers on both AOL Properties and the Third Party Network under the brand "AOL Advertising." The Company markets its offerings to publishers on the Third Party Network under the brand "Advertising.com" and also market offerings as video advertisements distributed through goviral ApS ("goviral", formerly goviral A/S) and 5 Minutes Ltd. It markets its offerings to advertisers on both AOL Properties and the Third Party Network under the brand "AOL Advertising." Through the Advertising.com Group, it provided third party publishers with premium products and services intended to make their websites attractive to brand advertisers, such as video and custom content production, in addition to offering ad serving and sales of third party advertising inventory. The Company competes for the time and attention of consumers with a range of Internet companies, including Yahoo! Inc., Google, Microsoft Corporation's MSN, IAC/Interactive Corp. and social networking sites such as Facebook, Inc. and Fox Interactive Media Inc.'s MySpace, as well as traditional media companies which are increasingly offering its own Internet products and services. The Company's business is subject to federal and state laws and regulations, particularly in the areas of privacy, data security and consumer protection.

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